GRAMMY® Winner and Current Nominee Taylor Swift Set to Open the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Current GRAMMY Nominees Alabama Shakes, Joey Alexander, and Miguel
Added to Music’s Biggest Night

The GRAMMYs® — Hosted By LL
COOL J — Air Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Recording Academy® adds its final round of performers to
the stellar lineup of more than 30 artists, set to perform at the 58th
Annual GRAMMY Awards
®. Seven-time nominee Taylor
will open the show with a song from her GRAMMY-nominated
album, 1989. Four-time nominees Alabama Shakes, two-time
nominee Joey Alexander, and two-time nominee Miguel are
also set to take the stage on Music’s Biggest Night®.
Previously announced performers include Adele; Travis Barker;
James Bay; Justin Bieber; Jackson Browne; Luke
; Gary Clark Jr.; Andra Day; Diplo; Don
, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe
of the Eagles; Ellie Goulding; the Broadway cast
of “Hamilton“; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp,
and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires; Sam Hunt;
Tori Kelly; Lady Gaga; Kendrick Lamar; John
; Little Big Town; Demi Lovato; Pitbull; Bonnie
; Rihanna; Skrillex; Chris Stapleton; Robin
; Meghan Trainor; Carrie Underwood; and The

Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J will host
the GRAMMYs for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES
in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards
will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the” rel=”nofollow”>CBS
Television Network
, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m.
ET/5 p.m. PT

Current four-time nominees Alabama Shakes are up for Album Of The Year
and Best Alternative Music Album (Sound & Color); and Best
Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (“Don’t Wanna Fight”).

Making his GRAMMY stage debut, Joey Alexander is nominated for two
GRAMMYs: Best Improvised Jazz Solo (“Giant Steps”) and Best Jazz
Instrumental Album (My Favorite Things).

GRAMMY winner Miguel has two nominations this year: Best Urban
Contemporary Album (Wildheart) and Best R&B Song (“Coffee”) with
Brook Davis.

Up for seven awards, including three in the General Field categories,
seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift is one of this year’s top
nominees. She is currently nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop
Vocal Album (1989); Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and
Best Pop Solo Performance (“Blank Space”); and Best Pop Duo/Group
Performance and Best Music Video (“Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar).
This will be Swift’s second time opening the GRAMMY Awards. Previously,
she opened the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013 performing “We Are
Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for
The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J.
Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

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About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of
musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording
professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality
of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY
Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and
the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible
for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment,
advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues
to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating
for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an
indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy,
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